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Mediterranean experts and Montpellier SupAgro sudents during the first SAMAQQ workshop, December 2009


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Mélanie Broin
Agropolis International


SAMAQQ study 'Food Security Across the Mediterranean: A Quantitative and Qualitative forecast to 2030'



SAMAQQ study, initiated by the Agropolis International scientific committee is a foresight study which aims to give recommendations in terms of training, research and partnership about the following issue: How to ensure food security in the Mediterranean area by 2030?

The project final report "Sécurité alimentaire en Méditerranée à l’horizon 2030 : aspects qualitatifs et quantitatifs" presents the major projects meeting the stakes of food security in the Mediterranean. It also supplements the current study Mediterranean Foresight analysis: «Which researches and partnerships for the Mediterranean?» coordinated by Agropolis International.

The project which is supported by Agropolis Fondation and coordinated by Agropolis International and its member institutes (Montpellier SupAgro, Ifremer, IAM.M, INRA (joint research unit MOISA) hinges on two experts workshops:

  • The first one has been held on December 15 - 18, 2009 in Montpellier. The key issue was about the impact of global change on Mediterranean agriculture
  • The second has been held on December 13 - 14, 2010 at Agropolis International, Montpellier

These workshops aimed at exchanging experts' point of views on the theme «Food security in the Mediterranean». The 7 experts came from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries. They have been chosen in order to cover a large range of scientific disciplines involved in this research issue.

Liste des experts
Name Institute Specialization
Buenaventura GUAMIS University of Barcelona, Spain Food technology
Consultant, Egypt Nutrition and health policy
Raoudha KHALDI
INRAT, Tunisia Agro-economy
Kawther LATIRI
INRAT, Tunisia Agronomy in arid area
ENA Meknès, Morrocco Development planning
American University of Beirut, Lebanon Agronomy and sociology of agricultural world
Güzel YUCEL GIER Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey Aquaculture and coastal development

2nd workshop - December 13-14, 2010

The objective of this workshop was to propose innovative research themes beyond classical agronomy disciplines. The results and the outline of the final report presenting the synthesis of the whole 18 months collective study was presented at the Agropolis International scientific committee (CST).

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SAMAQQ study: an innovative educational initiative

From the beginning, SAMAQQ involves a group of Montpellier SupAgro engineers students (specialization Plant breeding and Plant Engineering for Mediterranean and Tropical areas/APIMET).

etienne claverieThe 2nd workshop has been co-organized by Etienne Claverie, holder of a master degree in plant breeding at Montpellier SupAgro and Denis Lacroix, coordinator for foresight analysis at Ifremer.

Etienne Claverie has participated, with the other students of his section, in the first stage of the project under the supervision of Denis Lacroix, Agropolis International / Ifremer.


Updated on 14/9/15

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Mélanie Broin

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